Stockpile meals

15 Minute Frugal Chili | Meal from My Stockpile

March 17, 2015

A great budget saver is to have some quick cooking recipes in your pocket.  Being able to make a meal in 15 minutes will keep you from ordering take out many times.  After all, you don’t get take out most times in 15 minutes.  For me, just driving somewhere takes 15 minutes. This stockpile meal […]

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Green Cabbage Deals + Health Benefits, Tips & Recipes

March 12, 2015

It’s March and that means Cabbage is on Sale.  In the past, this is a vegetable I have passed over, but last year when  my husband told me he really enjoys cabbage I picked it up and gave it a try.  Turns out I really enjoy it too.  So I was very happy this year […]

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Day 5 Results of 3+ Things From My Freezer Challenge

January 30, 2015

Day 5 of the 3+ Things from My Freezer Challenge has arrived and I have to say I’m happy because the freezer is getting a bit bare.  That’s a good thing though because I now know exactly what I have in there.  It’s not just scraps anymore. For Day 5 I used up the last […]

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Day 4 Dinner Results | +3 Things From My Freezer Challenge

January 29, 2015

Continuing with my Use 3 Things From the Freezer Challenge, here is what I used on Day 4. 2 Packs Frozen Sausage 1/2 bags of Organic Frozen Peas 7 Frozen Bananas 1 Hershey’s Candy Bar — leftover from Halloween As I mentioned earlier today, the Bananas put me in a bit of a quandary.`  How […]

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Day 3 Results of 3 Things From My Freezer Challenge

January 28, 2015

Half way through the 3 Things From My Freezer 5 Day Challenge.  How’s your freezer cleaning going? Tonight my main dish was pretty basic and something I have made before, but I got a little crazy on the sides.  Although we all ate the sides (I’m fortunate that my kids are willing to eat pretty […]

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3 Things from My Freezer Challenge | Day 2 Results

January 27, 2015

I’ve made it through day 2 of the 3 Things from My Freezer Challenge and already I’m starting to see an improvement in my freezer.`  In addition, I now know exactly what all is in my freezer.`  I couldn’t have said that 2 days ago. Tuesday’s are a busy day at our house and this […]

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3 Things from the Freezer–Day 1 Results

January 26, 2015

I’m on my way to cleaning out my freezer without just tossing things by using 3 Things From The Freezer for five days.   As promised I’m sharing with you what I used for dinner tonight and what I made.  What I Pulled From My Freezer 1 1/2 pounds of Ground Round 2 opened bags of […]

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Dinner from the Sales | Turkey Bacon & Egg Muffins

January 5, 2015

This week at Giant Eagle you can get Butterball Turkey 12 ounce package for only $1.49.`  That makes for an inexpensive source of protein so I figured I would use it for dinner tonight. I chose to make a recipe I had previously shared as a Freezer Cooking Meal.`  It was Turkey Bacon and Egg […]

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Frugal Cooking Tip | Make Your Own Sweetened Condensed Milk

December 22, 2014

There have been a lot of coupon deals and sales on evaporated milk, but I haven’t seen many on Sweetened Condensed Milk.`  Not only that, but even the regular price of the Sweetened Milk variety is almost double that of a can of evaporated milk. The problem with this is many of the holiday recipes […]

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Meatless Meal Recipe | Kidney Bean Broccoli Salad

June 4, 2014

While we aren’t vegetarians, I try to incorporate some meatless meal recipes into our diet every so often.`  Not only is this actually beneficial for our health (since health experts say to limit red meat), but it also helps the food budget.`  In the case of this recipe, it was also a time saver because […]

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